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Image Source: Unsplash They say that with age comes wisdom, and this statement holds true for older physicians who have dedicated their lives to caring for others. However, as they approach retirement age, many are faced with the question of how to continue aging gracefully in a demanding profession. With two out of five active physicians close to 65 within the next decade, it is clear that there continues to be a shortage of...
Photo by  Alexander Grey via Pexels In the complex and critical environment of a hospital, every detail matters, including the color of the uniforms worn by its staff. Hospital uniform color codes play a vital role in ensuring the safety, efficiency, and functionality of the healthcare system. These color codes are not arbitrary; they serve as an essential communication tool in a high-stress environment where split-second...
Image Source via Pexels   No one is fond of revisiting what they went through during the pandemic. It was a traumatic, unsettling time for most of us, but especially for healthcare professionals. The world deemed them heroes, and rightfully so.  Working through a world health crisis took not just a physical toll, but an emotional and psychological one that drove hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals to leave...
Image by Matheus Ferrero via Unsplash   Effective healthcare is about more than running the correct diagnostics and prescribing the right treatment. Patients need to feel valued and understood to get the best patient care.  Unfortunately, many healthcare professionals never have the opportunity to encounter new cultures before they enter healthcare professionally. This can mean that doctors, nurses, and therapists are...
Image Source: Shutterstock   Diagnosing any disease can be difficult, but when the disease or illness a person is suffering from is on the list of rare diseases , it can be even harder to accurately identify what is going on. Due to the rarity, it can be common for medical professionals to have never come across some of the ailments discussed below. Still, through some research and keen observation, even less experienced medical...
Image Source: piotr_marcinski   Almost all the moms working in healthcare suffer from time management issues, unable to get enough sleep, constantly feel on edge and anxious, and life isn't falling apart for them.  There are many resources, and things moms can work on internally, to help get through these tougher times and even in a relaxed state of mind.  Have you ever thought why you are so stressed...
Image Credit:  RF._.studio via Pexels   The healthcare industry is growing and diversifying. As the population ages, and healthcare evolves in the aftermath of the pandemic, one of the main challenges is filling vacancies. Statistics from the US Bureau of Labor suggest that the healthcare industry will grow by 16% in the next decade. There are substantial shortages across the sector, but some professionals are more...
Image Source: Tara Winstead via Pexels   Burnout can occur in any profession; thus, anyone working in healthcare can experience burnout. According to a study by Forbes , healthcare is the number one profession notorious for workplace burnout.   There are a vast number of healthcare professions , but most discussion on healthcare burnout centers on healthcare providers: physicians and nurses. Out of the 22...
Image by paulbr75 via Pixabay   Healthcare's Biggest Challenges   The healthcare industry is in trouble. Costs are rising, patients are unhappy, and providers are struggling to make a profit. There seem to be no easy solutions to these problems, but there are definitely steps that can be taken to improve the situation. In this blog post, we will outline the biggest challenges facing the healthcare industry and...
Virtual healthcare services have been rising in popularity both in the US and globally. One of the main reasons for this are repeated lockdowns over the years, and rightful concerns over how safe it is for vulnerable patients to visit hospitals during the pandemic. While virtual healthcare has opened a lot of doors for patients and medical health practitioners alike, the services themselves leave room for improvement. Even with huge...
Life as a healthcare professional can be stressful. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals experience unexpected challenges daily. Challenges that are not only physically but also emotionally and mentally demanding. Despite the mental health issues among healthcare professionals, they’re expected to be resilient and persevere. As a matter of fact, several healthcare professionals preen themselves on their ability to...
Image by Luis Melendez via Unsplash   When you consider the 22 million workers currently in the healthcare sector , which continues to be one of the largest and fastest-growing fields in America, it’s easy to assume that the healthcare industry is thriving. Yet, you only need to tune into the news for a second to hear this "mass exodus" of employees that’s impossible for those on the cusp of their careers to...